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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022814/a-porcine-model-for-teaching-laparoscopic-appendicectomy
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S G Goddard, N Warren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 13, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021897/patient-outcome-of-emergency-laparotomy-improved-with-increasing-number-of-surgeons-on-call-in-a-university-hospital-audit-loop
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Anwar Hussain, Fahad Mahmood, Chui Teng, Sadaf Jafferbhoy, David Luke, Achilleas Tsiamis
AIM: Emergency laparotomy is a commonly performed high-mortality surgical procedure. The National Emergency Laparotomy Network (NELA) published an average mortality rate of 11.1% and a median length of stay equivalent to 16.3 days in patients undergoing emergency laparotomy. This study presents a completed audit loop after implementing the change of increasing the number of on-call surgeons in the general surgery rota of a university hospital. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of emergency laparotomy in a single UK tertiary centre after addition of one more consultant in the daily on-call rota...
November 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994178/review-of-appendicectomies-over-a-decade-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-new-zealand
#3
Kirsten J de Burlet, Grant Crane, Ruth Cullinane, Peter D Larsen, Elizabeth R Dennett
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicectomy is the most common emergency operation for patients with abdominal pain. In the last decade, computed tomography (CT) scans have increasingly been used to aid in the diagnosis in order to reduce the negative appendicectomy rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate our institution's negative appendicectomy rate and the use of pre-operative imaging. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken for all adult patients (>16 years), who underwent an appendicectomy on emergency basis in the years 2004, 2009 and 2014...
October 9, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991079/peritoneal-involvement-is-more-common-than-nodal-involvement-in-patients-with-high-grade-appendix-tumors-who-are-undergoing-prophylactic-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
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Akash Mehta, Rohin Mittal, Kandiah Chandrakumaran, Norman Carr, Sanjeev Dayal, Faheez Mohamed, Brendan Moran, Tom Cecil
BACKGROUND: Right hemicolectomy is routinely recommended in patients with histologic findings of high-grade appendix tumors after appendicectomy. Undetected peritoneal disease may be encountered at surgery. In high-grade appendix tumors with disease detected radiologically, complete cytoreduction may not be possible and outcomes poor. For these reasons, we adopted a policy of prophylactic cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to quantify the rates of peritoneal and nodal metastatic disease in patients with high-grade appendix tumors without obvious metastatic disease and to report the long-term outcomes of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in these patients...
November 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988188/enterobius-vermicularis-pinworm-infestation-in-a-child-presenting-with-symptoms-of-acute-appendicitis-a-wriggly-tale
#5
Louise Dunphy, Zoe Clark, Mazhar H Raja
Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency worldwide. However, it can still present a challenging diagnosis especially in the young, elderly and those individuals of reproductive age, thus encompassing a wide spectrum of varied clinical presentations. Parasitic infections of the appendix are a rare cause of acute appendicitis. However, they must be considered in children presenting with abdominal pain. We report a case of Enterobius vermicularis infestation mimicking the features of acute appendicitis in a 10-year-old girl...
October 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986751/total-mesenteric-peritonectomy-for-peritoneal-metastases-with-video
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Jean-Baptiste Cazauran, Antoinette Lasseur, Arnaud Pasquer, Pascal Rousset, Jeremy Guedj, Guillaume Passot, Olivier Glehen
BACKGROUND: Complete cytoreductive surgery (CRS), combining organ resection and peritonectomy, is the only potentially curative treatment for patients with peritoneal metastases (PM).1 (,) 2 Diffuse mesenteric PM usually represents a contraindication for CRS.3 This report presents a standardized total mesenteric peritonectomy, which provides a therapeutic option of complete CRS for patients with diffuse mesenteric PM. PATIENT: A 73-year-old man had a diagnosis of PM caused by an urachal adenocarcinoma (signet cell type)...
October 6, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942224/a-single-centre-case-series-of-gallstone-sigmoid-ileus-management
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Nicholas Farkas, Ravindran Karthigan, Trystan Lewis, James Read, Sami Farhat, Ahsan Zaidi, Nicholas West
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Gallstone sigmoid ileus is a rare condition that presents with symptoms of large bowel obstruction secondary to a gallstone impacted within the sigmoid colon. This arises because of three primary factors: cholelithiasis causing a cholecystoenteric fistula; a gallstone large enough to obstruct the bowel lumen; and narrowing of the bowel. We describe 3 patients treated in a district general hospital over a 3-year period, and discuss their management. METHODS: Cases were retrospectively analysed from a single center between 2015 and 2017 in line with the SCARE guidelines...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925502/randomized-clinical-trial-of-antibiotic-therapy-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis
#8
H C Park, M J Kim, B H Lee
BACKGROUND: Uncomplicated appendicitis may resolve spontaneously or require treatment with antibiotics or appendicectomy. The aim of this randomized trial was to compare the outcome of a non-antibiotic management strategy with that of antibiotic therapy in uncomplicated appendicitis. METHODS: Patients presenting to a university teaching hospital with CT-verified uncomplicated simple appendicitis (appendiceal diameter no larger than 11 mm and without any signs of perforation) were randomized to management with a no-antibiotic regimen with supportive care (intravenous fluids, analgesia and antipyretics as necessary) or a 4-day course of antibiotics with supportive care...
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899559/emergency-general-surgery-and-trauma-outcomes-from-the-first-consultant-led-service-in-singapore
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Sachin Mathur, Woan Wui Lim, Tiong Thye Goo
INTRODUCTION: There is a significant burden on public health systems from emergency surgical and trauma (ESAT) patients. In Western countries, the response has been to separate acute and elective surgery with the creation of a new sub-specialty: acute care surgery. Dedicated acute units have shown improvements in efficiency and clinical outcomes for patients. The aim of this study was to assess the results of the first such unit in Singapore. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of a 12-month period of acute admissions between May 2014 and April 2015, with comparison of 6-months before and after the creation of the ESAT service...
September 5, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876655/a-retrospective-analysis-of-acute-appendicitis-ruptured-appendicitis-and-the-level-of-leukocytosis-in-paediatric-surgical-patients-of-nelson-mandela-central-hospital
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L Mtimba, A Dhaffala, S Z Molaoa
BACKGROUND: Appendicectomy is the most commonly performed operation worldwide. The diagnosis is predominantly based on clinical findings. Some patients will clinically be unclear if ruptured or acute inflamed appendicitis; the level of white cell count has been used as the predictor for ruptured appendicitis. METHOD: This was a retrospective chart review of paediatric surgical patients admitted at Nelson Mandela Central Hospital, Mthatha South Africa. RESULTS: A total of 214 patients with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876580/a-four-year-across-surgical-discipline-perioperative-and-intraoperative-experience-of-patient-management-in-a-tertiary-academic-hospital-a-review-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital
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S Patel, Z M Koto, S Mutambirwa
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of iatrogenic injuries related to obstetric and gynaecological procedures can have a significant impact on morbidity as well as mortality to these patients. In this study we reviewed patients presenting with iatrogenic injuries post caesarean section and hysterectomies in order to classify types of injuries frequently encountered as well as the management of these injuries. METHOD: Over a four year period, the records of all patients presenting with iatrogenic injuries post obstetric and gynaecological procedures were reviewed...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827432/vermiform-appendix-within-incisional-hernia
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Aaron Kler, Naveed Hossain, Sandeep Singh, Rosaria Scarpinata
The vermiform appendix (whether inflamed or not) within a hernia is very rare occurrence. We present the unprecedented case of a normal appendix found within a Pfannenstiel incisional hernia. A diagnostic laparoscopy was performed as appendicitis was suspected. However, the tip of a normal appendix was visualised within a previous Pfannenstiel incision. Laparoscopic appendicectomy was carried successfully and the patient was discharged. The patient later returned for a successful elective laparoscopic incisional hernia repair...
August 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821494/same-day-discharge-after-appendicectomy
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(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818844/conservative-treatment-versus-surgery-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ulf Kessler, Selim Mosbahi, Benedict Walker, Eva M Hau, Michael Cotton, Barbara Peiry, Steffen Berger, Bernhard Egger
OBJECTIVES: To compare conservative treatment with index admission appendicectomy in children with acute uncomplicated appendicitis. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) from 1950 to 18 February 2017. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Studies that assessed both appendicectomy and non-operative management of acute uncomplicated appendicitis in children of less than 18 years of age...
August 17, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803457/development-of-a-proficiency-based-virtual-reality-simulation-training-curriculum-for-laparoscopic-appendicectomy
#15
Pramudith Sirimanna, Marc A Gladman
BACKGROUND: Proficiency-based virtual reality (VR) training curricula improve intraoperative performance, but have not been developed for laparoscopic appendicectomy (LA). This study aimed to develop an evidence-based training curriculum for LA. METHODS: A total of 10 experienced (>50 LAs), eight intermediate (10-30 LAs) and 20 inexperienced (<10 LAs) operators performed guided and unguided LA tasks on a high-fidelity VR simulator using internationally relevant techniques...
August 13, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799135/appendiceal-duplication-a-comprehensive-review-of-published-cases-and-clinical-recommendations
#16
H Nageswaran, U Khan, F Hill, A Maw
BACKGROUND: Duplex appendix is very rare (incidence 0.004%) but has clinical relevance given the frequency of appendicectomies performed. Failure to recognise duplication can result in failure of treatment and medico-legal consequences. A review of published cases was undertaken to identify factors that may help in managing this rare condition. METHODS: All English and non-English publications were identified in PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases. Patient demographics, intraoperative findings, anatomical details and histopathology were analysed...
August 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733294/determining-the-worldwide-epidemiology-of-surgical-site-infections-after-gastrointestinal-resection-surgery-protocol-for-a-multicentre-international-prospective-cohort-study-globalsurg-2
#17
(no author information available yet)
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infection (SSI) is the most common complication following major gastrointestinal surgery, affecting between 25% and 40% of patients. The rate of SSI doubles from low-income to high-income settings, persisting after risk adjustment. The relative impact of antibiotic-resistant organisms and the effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis globally are unknown. This study aims to determine SSI rates following gastrointestinal surgery across worldwide hospital settings...
July 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732270/unexpected-histopathology-of-acute-appendicitis
#18
Mutee Ur Rehman, Felik Paulus, Min Hoe Chew
INTRODUCTION: Appendicular diverticula and associated diverticulitis is a rare disease. Patients present commonly with symptoms of acute appendicitis and require laparoscopic or open surgery. Diagnosis is usually made only on histology. Here, we present a rare case of acute diverticulitis of the appendix. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year old gentleman presented with right iliac fossa pain of 3 days duration. On admission, appendicitis was diagnosed on Computerized Tomography (CT) scan and laparoscopic appendicectomy was subsequently performed...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730753/randomized-clinical-trial-of-appendicitis-inflammatory-response-score-based-management-of-patients-with-suspected-appendicitis
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M Andersson, B Kolodziej, R E Andersson
BACKGROUND: The role of imaging in the diagnosis of appendicitis is controversial. This prospective interventional study and nested randomized trial analysed the impact of implementing a risk stratification algorithm based on the Appendicitis Inflammatory Response (AIR) score, and compared routine imaging with selective imaging after clinical reassessment. METHOD: Patients presenting with suspicion of appendicitis between September 2009 and January 2012 from age 10 years were included at 21 emergency surgical centres and from age 5 years at three university paediatric centres...
October 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728601/transabdominal-laparoscopic-retroperitoneal-neurectomy-for-chronic-pain-after-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-appendicectomy-a-matched-pair-study
#20
Ioannis Karampinis, Johannes Weiss, Lothar Pilz, Stefan Post, Florian Herrle
BACKGROUND: Chronic debilitating pain is a rare but significant cause of postoperative morbidity after inguinal surgery. Such pain is usually of neuropathic origin and frequently caused by intraoperative nerve damage. In this retrospective matched-pair study we analysed results of a minimal-invasive approach to neurectomy on quality of life and pain relief. METHODS: From March 2010 to January 2012, 9 patients developing chronic neuropathic pain after inguinal hernia repair (8 patients) or open appendicectomy (one patient) were operated using a laparoscopic transabdominal approach in our department...
July 20, 2017: BMC Surgery
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